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I have a 20 hp v/twin Briggs engine that has a stuck

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I have a 20 hp v/twin Briggs engine that has a stuck starter, what
Could be the cause? Ignition is off clutch brake is not engaged but starter
Still wants to engage.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
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It is very likely that our problem is caused by your solenoid being faulty. If your solenoid is sticking in the closed circuit position, your starter will continue to spin, as long as there is voltage present from your battery positive post, to your solenoid.
Also remove the small wire from your solenoid. Let's see if your starter will continue to spin when you connect your positive cable to your battery, with this wire removed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This was something I had considered as a remedy thank you very much!
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If this is not the problem, then you may have a faulty ignition switch.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

If your ignition is faulty, your start circuit can remain closed, even when you release your key to run position. This can cause the small wire on your solenoid, to maintain 12 volts, regardless of the position of your ignition switch.